Learning how to navigate nonfiction successfully is so important as students ascend into higher grade levels! In order to comprehend what they read, research suggests that they must be able to understand how to interpret and utilize the text features that are unique to nonfiction! This 64 page packet includes several ideas and resources to spice up your instruction! Happy Teaching!
Amanda Nickerson (One Extra Degree)
Title page p. 1
NF posters and practice sheets p. 2- 34
Scavenger hunt mini-posters p. 35- 51
(Color for hunt. B&W for reference books.)
Additonal ideas: p. 52-60
NF/Fiction observation sheets: p. 61-62
More Ideas p. 63
Thank You/Credits p. 64
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I am printing these right now and had a thought (since you are ALWAYS so helpful!!) ... is there any way you could make a cover to go with this? I'm thinking I will have my kids make a book using the practice pages included in this pack, plus their own examples that they create using polar animals for each feature. I would make one, but I thought since you have the cute fonts and clip art, it would look A LOT better if it came from you and matched everything else in the packet!! Just let me know ... thanks so much!!
No problem, Liz! I will probably have to wait to tackle that this weekend though. I am taking two classes this semester, and one of them is my capstone, so I am a little swamped during the week! :) I promise to make the additions as soon as I get the chance! I just got home, and I'm eating dinner at 8 pm. Yay! Hahahaha. I won't be home tomorrow night until almost 10:00 after class. So, long story short, I will do my best! Thanks for always being so supportive and upbeat!
This is the most perfect timing ever as I am starting a nonfiction unit with polar animals next week! Just a question ... with the posters and practice pages (which are SUCH a great idea!!), is there a student practice page for each text feature? Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing back from you!!
For each poster, I created a black and white version for student use. It looks exactly the same, but instead of including the definitions, I made lines for the students to write in the definitions themselves. Other than that, I like to have my students create nonfiction feature books from blank white paper using examples from books. This is more of a stepping stone for that. I hope that makes sense and answers your question. If you feel like it's missing something, let me know, and I will see what I can do. :)